It is that time again when we take the opportunity of that end of the year lull, before we gear-up and get cracking with the new year, to take a step back, reflect on our creative 2017 and pick out some of our favourite projects. Have you done this yet? I would love to know if you have so please feel free to let me know in the comments and share links to it if you have them!
I’ve done mine as a video this year and shared a little of the back story to my 2017 creative life. I think it does help to do a review so that you can see the direction you have been and where you are going, or at least hopefully.
Sometimes it is important to take stock, be kind to yourself and look at your work with fresh eyes. Everything moves so fast, with the constant need to be doing something new, that we often forget the work we have put in over the year. So it is a great time to just pause and congratulate yourself for everything you have done, even if you haven’t had a chance to do a lot creatively this year, what you have done is amazing! So go look back over your art journals, cards, sketchbooks or whatever works you have from 2017, before we all start racing ahead with 2018!
VIDEO: My Favourite Projects 2017
As mentioned in the video you must go visit Vicky Sheridan From Brush Crafts and her gorgeous take on the 3D paper birds!
[There are some affiliate links in this blog post, so if you buy through them I do get a small amount of money at no extra cost to yourself, but it really does help. Thanks for your support!]
Here are the magazines that you can often find me in:
Papercraft Essentials, Die-cutting Essentials, Creative Stamping and Simply Cards and Papercraft and they can be found on the Papercraft Magazines Facebook page.
You will also find me in Craft Stamper magazine from time to time and you can find them on Facebook too!
——— LINKS TO PROJECT BLOG POSTS AND VIDEOS ———
My Favourite 2017 projects Playlist with all the videos in one place.
VIDEO: Easy Flower Painting Technique – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: Doodle Art Painting Journal page – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: Easy Watercolour Rainbow background And Flower Art – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: Stylised Paint Pen Feather Art Journal Page -watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
Free Project With Papercraft Essentials 145
Blue Flower at around time point 8.38 VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour and mini vlog – Inktober 2017 – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
Stylised Spring Flower Illustration
VIDEO: Drawing Meadow Flowers In Ink On Yupo – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: How to Layer Gelatos Tutorial PLUS 6 Ways With Gelatos – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: Watercolor and Ink Flower Drawing – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: DIY 3D Paper Birds – watch in the Blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: Gelli Prints Project #1: Transform A Sketch – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
Line design at around time point 7.10 VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour and mini vlog – Inktober 2017 – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: Watercolor Abstract Painting – Start To Finish Process – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
Follow my Pattern Practice on Instagram
VIDEO: Art Slice Round-Up April 2017 – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
VIDEO: DIY Stamp Carving Start To Finish Process – watch in the blog post or on YouTube!
Big Happy New Year! May 2018 be your best creative year yet!
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Happy New Year to you dear Kim!
Thanks for sharing so many videos with us and give so much inspiration.
I wish you lots of good ideas and even more sales of your beautiful pieces. People should be proud to own a real Kim Dellow :-). Painting that is LOL
That mug is lovely, I do collect them and have a lot. Some for coffee, some for tea, some for hot chocolate.
All the best for you and of course your business.
Greetings from stormy and wet Germany
Thank you so much Rena for your lovely words and all of your encouragement and sharing of thrifty ideas! Wishing you a great creative and Happy New Year too!
I’m glad you like the mug, I have had it for many years now and love it because it is so large and holds enough tea in it to keep me going, which is a lot of tea! 😀
Some years ago I bought two huge mugs – 1pint size – at Mallets in Truro. One reads “Don’t ask me before I had my coffee” (this one is for coffee every morning to get me started) and the other “I don’t do mornings” (this one is for nearly everything else for normal days). And then I have lots of “normal sized” ones which I collected over the years, including some seasonal ones like christmas or easter.
So.. do tell me… what is next what you come with???